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Tailored cancer treatment to improve survival rate
29 December, 2017
A team at MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, US, made a scientific...
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Evidence-based care to control over-prescription of drugs 29 December, 2017 Over-prescribing medications and referring patients for needless procedures are inflating the cost of healthcare in the UAE. Eliminating financial incentives for doctors is one of...

Educating Omani women could help in avoiding c-sections 29 December, 2017 Experts in GCC countries are advising women to avoid caesarean section births, stating that the practice is linked with poor wound care and ongoing side effects. As cultural...

New psychiatric hospitals in the Middle East help overcome taboos 29 December, 2017 New attitudes and pioneering psychiatric hospital designs are overcoming mental health taboos in the Middle East. Eleanor Wilson gathers expert insight from a psychiatrist and...

Risk factors of Middle East respiratory syndrome 29 December, 2017 The ongoing battle against Middle East respiratory syndrome is the biggest infection control challenge throughout the region. However, the disease ranges greatly in severity, with...

Danger of cybervirus on Middle East's healthcare industry 29 December, 2017 In modern, connected hospitals, cyberviruses can be as lethal as physical ones. Elly Earls talks to Scott Manson, Cisco’s cybersecurity expert for the Middle East and Turkey, about...

Are doctors mistreating obesity? 29 December, 2017 Doctors are misdiagnosing and mistreating obesity, and it is doing serious harm to society. This is the belief of Dr Nadia Ahmad, senior obesity solutions adviser for Ethicon and...

Egypt’s successful fight against Hepatitis C 29 December, 2017 Hepatitis C is a huge problem in many developing countries, but Egypt has suffered more than most. High infection rates and poor health education have resulted in millions of...

It’s in the blood – assessing average blood-sugar levels 06 April, 2017 US researchers have developed a more precise method for estimating average blood-sugar levels that can cut diagnostic errors by more than 50% compared with the current, widely used...

Small steps – supporting dementia patients 06 April, 2017 Patients with dementia receiving treatment in hospital are being offered a new style of support to help ensure that they are staying nourished and mentally active. Practical Patient...

Speedy testing for STIs - revolutionising point-of-care treatment 06 April, 2017 Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) take a day to diagnose in the lab, and patients aren’t often keen to hear their results. Dr John Clarkson believes he can cut that time down to...

Catheter crisis – making dialysis safer 06 April, 2017 Bloodstream infections in dialysis patients in the US could be cut in half if dialysis facilities were to implement new CDC recommendations. A new initiative, the Making Dialysis...

Smartphones at the ready - antibiotic-resistant microbes 06 April, 2017 To fight the looming threat of antibiotic-resistant microbes, an interdisciplinary team of engineering and pharmaceutical researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles,...


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